Legal Updates & Insights: P2496 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    The International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation 2015 Edition

    Peter Walker, Partner and Jack Sheehy, Partner, in the Banking and Financial Services Department discuss the Irish legal guide to securitisation.

    Capital Markets - Debt
  • Article

    Directors’ Duties: What’s new and what you need to know

    The Companies Act 2014 (the "2014 Act") comes into force on 1 June 2015, consolidating and reforming Irish company law. In particular, directors' duties, having long been the product of ad hoc decisions by the Irish courts, will now have a legislative basis.

    Employment
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    When Rights Collide – Gay Rights v Religious Belief

    Today the County Court of Northern Ireland made its decision that Ashers Baking Company Limited directly discriminated against a customer on the grounds of sexual orientation contrary to the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (the 2006 Regulations) and political opinion contrary to the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (the 1998 Order).

    Belfast
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    Stateable case sufficient for leave to appeal High Court rejection of FSO appeal

    In Governey v Financial Services Ombudsman [2015] IESC 38 the Supreme Court held that where a statutory provision restricts the constitutional right to appeal a High Court decision, but sets no criteria for the grant of leave, leave will be granted where the applicant makes an arguable or stateable case for the type of appeal allowed.

    Disputes
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    Court considers adequacy of search terms used in discovery process

    In O'Leary v Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited [2015] IESC 35, the Supreme Court considered the risks involved with the use of keyword searches in the discovery process, and the test for ordering further and better discovery.

    Disputes
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    Bluebird: Tweeting from the same Hymn Sheet

    At the end of April we reported on the Woolworths and Ethel Austin cases, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) seeking to clarify the term 'establishment' in connection with collective redundancies.

    Pensions & Incentives
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    A&L Goodbody advises on ICAV conversion

    A&L Goodbody is pleased to have advised on one of the first Central Bank of Ireland approved conversions of an existing investment company, to Ireland's newest corporate investment structure, the Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle (ICAV).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    New markets: is there a magic formula?

    Maire Conneely, Senior Associate in A&L Goodbody's Gaming & Betting Group, discusses how non-gaming jurisdictions develop to become respected gaming jurisdictions. She also addresses how industry contributes to ensure new markets fit in with industry expectations.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Industrial Relations Bill published

    The Government recently published the long awaited Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015.

    Investing in Ireland
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    Holiday pay issues: Update on retrospective claims

    Overview: The Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014 ("GB Regulations") came into force in Great Britain on 8 January 2015 with the aim being to stop backdated holiday pay claims being made through the back door as breach of contract claims.

    Belfast
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    Information Commissioner publishes Annual Report for 2014

    The Information Commissioner, and Commissioner for Environmental Information, Peter Tyndall, has published his Annual Report for 2014.

    Disputes
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    Once-off provision of incorrect information to a single consumer a ‘misleading commercial practice’

    The ECJ has held in the case of Nemzeti Fogyasztóvédelmi Hatóság v UPC Magyarország Kft (Case C-388/13) that an incorrect communication to a single consumer was a "misleading commercial practice", prohibited under the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (Directive 2005/29/EC).

    Disputes